Post # 1
I feel a little silly asking this question but I have no idea.
We chose “Then” by Brad Paisley for me to walk down the aisle to. He really wants to use that song, and I love it to. Problem is, I think we are suppose to use the insturmental version, which is fine because its beautiful. But he says we should use the version with the words.
You other bees, who are using an nontradition song to walk down to, what do you think? What are you doing?
Post # 3
I’m planning to use “Say Yes” by Elliott Smith to walk down the aisle (or whatever we end up using, since we’re not doing the whole church wedding thing). This was actually a tough sell to my fiance, as he thinks all of Elliott Smith’s songs are way too depressing to include in a wedding. Since he’s my favorite artist, I insisted … The compromise was using Vitamin String Quartet’s version of “Say Yes.”
I don’t know anything about country music (Brad Paisley is a country artist, right?), but I do know that VSQ covers a wide variety of musical genres … You may be able to find the song you’re looking for. And, trust me, they do a great job!
Do you have a Spotify account? They have a ton of VSQ songs on there … I’d suggest looking it up that way. You can listen to the song all the way through and then decide whether or not you like the way it sounds.
Post # 4
@angelinthesnowxo: Thanks!!! Yes Brad Paisley is country. I have never heard of Elliott Smith. I do not have a spotify account, but I”m going to look up and see if I can find the song in VSQ. Thanks for your help!!
Post # 5
We had our first dance to that song and I Love it. I walked down to marry me by train and the words were in it. Use the version with the words it’s your wedding do what makes you happy
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I don’t think you HAVE to use the instrumental version — it’s traditional, but these days, I think anything goes. Use whichever you like best! For our entire processional we’re planning to use modern songs, vocals included. I’m thinking of having all the seating/pre-game music be instrumental.
Post # 7
We had a string quartet do the instrumental version of a non-traditional song (“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton) and it was beautiful – not in -your-face but people figured out what it was and even commented later how cool that was. I think you can do it either way – it just depends on what feel you’re going for.
Post # 8
Yes, personally I would use the instrumental version. I am using the instrumental for ours which is a bit sad since I love the words but I still know what words are behind that music 🙂
Post # 9
My bridesmaids walked down to Shania Twain “You’re Still the One”, and I walked down to George Strait “I Cross my Heart”. Both were the regular versions, not instrumental. It is your wedding, so do what you like 🙂 I admit, a lot of people thought I was crazy for not going traditional with my “walk down the aisle” songs, but everyone loved it the day of the wedding… And most importantly, we did too 🙂
Post # 10
Are you getting married somewhere that requires you to use an instrumental version (like a strict church)? I’m not sure why you’re “supposed to” use that version.